Billy and I sat down to speak live at the 2014 Creative Strings Workshop to discuss Billy’s life, music, and more in the first episode of the brand new Creative Strings Podcast. Later we edited this podcast to include several amazing clips of Billy from when he was young through today. This progression shows how Billy’s playing has evolved, as well as his incredible variety. We structured the podcast to heavily feature Billy’s playing in between interview segments. Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!
Thanks to the Electric Violin Shop for being great at what they do and also for sponsoring our effort.
Many of the clips included are from the two recordings Billy and Chris co-produced: “Jazz Fiddle Revolution” (2001) and “Jazz Fiddle Evolution” (2005).
In the order clips appear:
People and concepts discussed in this episode:
Suzuki starter violin:
Jim Wood – Billy’s first fiddle teacher
Buddy Spicher – Billy’s fiddle teacher
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Billy Contreras is a returning faculty member at the Creative Strings Workshop, a week-long intensive camp for improvising string players. Click here to learn more about the Creative Strings Workshop.
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